Sunday, January 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Icicle

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  It is time for the first  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge of the New Year! We are starting out with the Icicle Challenge. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge. I was inspired by the pretty shades of aqua and white and a little bit of sparkle. 

I created the snowflake with the Reverse Confetti Layered Snowflake Confetti Cuts. I added a little sparkle with glittered card stock and rhine stones. I mount the snowflake on a decorative circle cut with the Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Confetti Cuts

The patterned paper is from the Reverse Confetti Very Merry 6x6 Pad. The sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Stamp Set. 

Thanks for taking a look!

Icicle Designers

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions

It's release day at Taylored Expressions! All the new January products are available at the TE web store NOW.  I have two cards to share today showcasing a number of the new products. 

My first card features the new Cloud Nine Background Stamp and the Dreamer Stamp & Die Combo.

I do love to create my own backgrounds and the new Cloud Nine Background Stamp is prefect for that! I used watercolor paper and my Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the clouds. Because watercolor paper has more texture I like to stamp the image twice and the Misti makes this so easy. I stamped with Sugar Cube Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Next I added color to the background with Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves. 

Next I stamped and colored the two unicorns in the Dreamer Stamp & Die Combo. At the bottom of the card I added the clouds with the Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds and stamped a sentiment for the set. 

On my second card I am using the new Inspire Watercolor Panels. No stamping, just add color! Here I used Zig Clean Color Markers. 

The background is embossed with the new Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder and I added the flower in the corner with the Bloomers 1 and Greenery Dies and TE Felt

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peek Day 3 - Diets and Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of Taylored Expressions January Release! All the new products will be available tomorrow, January 12th at 7 AM PDT.

I have two cards to share with you today. My first card is created with the new Exercise Grumplings Stamp Set and the coordinating Exercise Grumplings Dies. There are great sentiments in this set that will make you smile! 

I love the look on the face of this Grumpling! I colored him with Copic Markers and then die cut him out. I framed the sentiment from the set with the Stitched Frames Stacklets 1.

The background is embossed with the Burlap Embossing folder. I added the donuts with the Little Bits - Donut Die. 

My second card is created with the new Llama Love Stamp & Die Combo. I think you will really like this set! Not only is the Llama so cute, there are a number of different facial expressions in the stamp set.

To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. Next I stamped the flowers from the new Bloomin' Birthday Stamp & Die Combo and the sentiment from the the Llama Love Stamp & Die Combo in Sugar Cube Ink and embossing with white embossing powder. Next I used a blending tool and distress inks to add color to the background. To add the clouds I cut one of the Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds to use as a mask. 

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!
Thanks for stopping by! I will back tomorrow with my release day projects.